1050 Plum Grove Circle
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

Phone: 847-520-2750



CCSD21 a school is comprised of 13 schools across 6 different communities in Illinois.


Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Cooper Middle School serves students in grades 6-8. School starts at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:30 PM daily.

Principal's Message 1.21.22

January 21, 2022

Topic: Updates

Good evening Cooper Families,
Have a great weekend!

Dave DeMuth

Spelling Bee Winners
The 2021-2022 Cooper Middle School Grade-Level Spelling Bees have concluded. Here are the winners, who will advance to the District 21 Spelling Bee at London Middle School on February 2nd at 7:00 P.M.

6th Grade Champion: Snigdha Dasgupta
7th Grade Champion: Devin Rivers
8th Grade Co-Champions: Ananya Amin and Tsetsen Batkhuyag

Thank you to all the spellers who competed this year!

Submit your child’s vaccination card!
If your child is fully vaccinated, please consider submitting a copy of their completed vaccine card:

  • Email a scanned copy or photo of the vaccine card to Ms. Brzezowski (School Nurse) at [email protected] or Dave DeMuth at [email protected]
  • Visit Cooper school weekdays between 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM to make a copy.

Vaccinated students with a vaccine card on file:

  • will not need to quarantine if they are a close contact to a COVID-positive case and do not have symptoms
  • will not need to continue participating in weekly SHIELD testing

Academic Support Center
The Academic Support Center will be starting in the Cooper LMC. This is a time for all Cooper students to stay at school and work on homework, get academic and organizational support.
Monday: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Thursday: 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Thursday: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 8:00 am

Cost: $25
Deadline to Order: February 14, 2022
Options to Personalize: Of course!
Online Order Form:

Emergency weather day expectations & E-Learning Days
As was shared last week, it is District 21’s intention to have an E-Learning Day in the event of an emergency weather day where travel is deemed hazardous. In this scenario, students will engage in learning from home, virtually, on an inclement weather day to maintain continuity of learning.
An E-Learning Day is a full day of learning and, therefore, the emergency day would not need to be made up at the end of the school year. E-Learning Days may only be used when students have the ability to engage in remote learning. Therefore, emergencies such as large-scale power outages would not qualify for an E-Learning Day.
For more details on emergency weather day expectations and E-Learning Days, please review this message.

Water Bottles
It is recommended that students bring water bottles to school each day. Water fountains will be closed, but water bottle filling stations will remain available. Families may want to send their children to school with a full bottle of water.

Have you checked out our Virtual Backpack?

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Lunch Menus

PTO Updates
Cooper Student Store: Needs Volunteers
Cooper’s Student School Store is now open every Tuesday and Thursday during lunch hours through the end of the year (May 24th). The store allows students to purchase small items to get them through their day including their favorite item, GUM! Store Accepts Cash Only; No Cobra Cash (those are only for raffle items). To make this successful, we need volunteers to help run the store every week. You can sign up for one time, or multiple times. Lunch hours are 10:33-11:03 (6th), 11:15-11:45 (7th) and 12:21-12:51 (8th).  Each shift signup is covering all 3 lunches. You can also partner with someone to split the time as well.

Days Still Needed: 2/3, 2/22, 2/24, 3/10, 3/15, 3/17, 3/31, 4/19, 4/21, 4/28, 5/12, 5/19
Cooper School Store: 2022 Cooper School Store Sign Up (

For any further questions about the school store, please email Sarah Hill: [email protected]

Valentine’s Day with Nothing Bundt Cake – Pre-Order by Feb 7th  

Baked with LOVE, shop for your Valentine at Nothing Bundt Cakes (Kildeer), now through February 7th. Cooper Middle School receives 20% on all purchases, now isn’t that sweet!

Valentine’s Day Options:
•Gift Wrapped Bundtlets (Bundtlet Tower) with Red or Pink Ribbon for Valentine’s Day
•Bundtinis Decorated with Love Hearts
•8″ or 10″ Cakes Decorated with Valentine’s Decoration

Here’s How to Order:
•Go to
•Select the “Kildeer (Deer Park) location”
•Place your order for PICK UP ONLY on either Friday 2/11 or Saturday 2/12
•Select your items and go to “Checkout”.
•IMPORTANT: In the “Special Instructions” area, when checking out, type “Cooper Middle School”, in order for us to receive credit.

Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Pizza – Pre-Order by Feb 11th
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a heart shaped pizza from Pizanoz Pizza in Buffalo Grove. Pre-Order with PTO by February 11th, and they will give Cooper 20% of all sales.

Here’s How To Order: Pre-order your pizza anytime between now and Feb.11 via the Cooper PTO Store.

Pick Up Only:  Pick up your pre-ordered dinner on Monday, Feb 14th, based on your selected time slot, at Pizanoz Pizza at 1137 Weiland Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.
Tell them your order was placed with Cooper Middle School and provide the name you entered in the PTO Store, to receive your Valentine “Heart” Dinner.